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Betano is located in East Timor
Location in East Timor
Coordinates: 9°9′52″S 125°43′30″E / 9.16444°S 125.72500°E / -9.16444; 125.72500Coordinates: 9°9′52″S 125°43′30″E / 9.16444°S 125.72500°E / -9.16444; 125.72500
Country Timor-Leste
DistrictManufahi District

Betano is a village and suco in the southwest of Manufahi District, East Timor. In 2004, the suco had 4,577 inhabitants.

The Betano Power Station, located in the Betano suco, is the biggest electricity station in Timor by capacity. It supplies the South coast of the country with electricity.[1][2]


Betano was a traditional Timorese kingdom in former times. The Kingdom of We Hale with their mighty King Nai Loro Tiris

HMAS Voyager became grounded at the bay at Betano after offloading the 2/4th Independent Company on 25 September 1942. The ship was blown up and scuttled after it could not be refloated. On 1 December 1942, HMAS Armidale was sunk by 13 Japanese aircraft, while attempting to evacuate Australian and Dutch soldiers and deliver a relief contingent.[3]


  1. ^ "East Timor has electricity across almost its entire territory". Macauhub. 21 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Timor-Leste thermal power stations managed and maintained by Finnish group". Macauhub. 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ David Stevens et al., 2001, The Royal Australian Navy, opposite p. 112


  • Stevens, David; Sears, Jason; Goldrick, James; Cooper, Alastair; Jones, Peter; Spurling, Kathryn (2001). Stevens, David, ed. The Royal Australian Navy. The Australian Centenary History of Defence (vol III). South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-554116-2.